Aerospace and Defence
Morson are the UK's No.1 aerospace recruiter, supplying the aerospace and defence industry for 50 years.
We currently have over 7,000 blue and white contractors on assignment across the globe.
We pride ourselves on our involvement with some of the world’s most prominent aerospace and defence organisations, having developed good working relationships with companies that are running many of the most exciting aerospace projects the industry has to offer.
In such a diverse industry, aviation and aerospace jobs can take candidates down a wide range of career paths, both internationally and here in the UK. With aerospace jobs required in both military and civilian aviation projects, this dynamic sector regularly throws up a whole host of new opportunities for those interested in working in the industry. Candidates can find opportunities from aviation quality and inspection jobs to aeronautical engineering.
Our aerospace and defence recruitment teams are divided into five specialist sectors - systems and software, design and analysis, manufacturing and production, MRO, and professional services. Dividing our recruitment teams in this way helps us cater for individuals and organisations looking to fill specialist aerospace jobs. Our specialist recruitment teams have a proven track record of being able to locate and successfully place talent across the full lifecycle of aviation and aerospace projects, from the initial design, test and validation stages through to the manufacturing, production and delivery phases. From our extensive candidate talent pool, we are able to source personnel who have vast skill sets, enabling us to recruit individuals that can support the components of each technical area across land, sea and air platforms.
Our dedicated Systems and Software division continues to develop and grow as the demand and requirements for specialist personnel increases. Our team have experience placing systems and software engineering candidates across all areas of the aerospace and defence sector, from complex missile systems contracts, to the integration of sophisticated avionics systems in aircraft and helicopters.
The specialist recruitment consultants that make up our aerospace design team are experts in their field. We’ve got experience sourcing and supplying exceptional individuals for niche disciplines in projects both in the UK and around the world. We work with some of the world’s most prominent and exciting aerospace and defence organisations, who are always on the lookout for candidates of exceptional quality to fulfil challenging new roles.
We have full capability in blue and white collar skills, able to supply personnel globally. With 40 years as the UK's leading recruitment supplier our core disciplines range from manufactuing engineers to jig and tool designers.
We provide resources and line maintenance support from 'A checks' through to 'D checks', service bulletins and engine changes. Other support activites include: process management, fuel tank repair, AOG teams, training and apprenticeships. We work with Airbus and Boeing fleets, military fixed wing and rotary aircraft with over 3000 personnel on assignment. In 2018 Morson expanded our MRO capabilities by gaining EASA Part 145 approvals on Boeing 737, Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft. Our MRO activities are an exciting new part of the business that is growing fast. Morson’s line stations have full tooling provision and utilise the latest and greatest equipment in the business. This includes mobile iPads with Morson’s proprietary aircraft maintenance system “MAES.mobile”.
Our professional services recruitment team completes our 'one stop shop' offering of aerospace recruitment services. We recruit for finance, HR, procurement and business change verticals and have 750 white collar contractors on client sites.
We spoke to Senior Systems Engineer at Thales, Estel Dandridge, who took us through the project and her career...
Fire Station Chief / Watch Commander required for a 6 month contract in Barrow.
Watch Commander - Fire Safety Barrow - 6-month contract - pay rate £55 per hour ltd Job Description: A Watch Commander will manage all day to day operational response, assurance and fire protection activity across the site. They will furthermore, robustly meet all watch based performance KPIs and ensure that all operational staff are competent across all aligned national occupational standards. A Watch Commander will attend and take command of any operational onsite incident, and liaise directly with the onsite tactical command cell. They will directly manage and oversee all areas of conduct, performance management and capability - They will also report directly into a Group Commander. Core Duties: * Provide specialist fire protection advice and guidance to the business, relating to the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005. * Ensure that all watch based fire protection, prevention and operational training requirements across the watch are delivered. * Promote the development of a positive fire safety culture within the business, supporting the development and implementation of all fire safety systems and policies. * To develop, risk assess and facilitate operational training simulations. * Attend and take command of all operational incidents on site, in order to protect life, property and the environment. * Manage all aspects of performance management, capability and absence management across the watch. Leadership Responsibilities: * Undertake response activity commensurate with all areas of operational risk on site. Attending a range of incident types. * Take responsibility as an assessor for the overall management of the watches performance, including ensuring that they maintain their respective technical competences in accordance with the competency based maintenance of skills framework. * Demonstrate clear leadership across the watch, along with supporting and developing staff. * Maintain an appropriate nationally recognised incident command qualification, in order to ensure that as an incident commander you are able to make safe and rationale operational decisions. * Maintain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the nationally recognised incident command system, and with that be able to fulfil all other functional roles. Roles including Incident, sector and operations commander. * Monitor and maintain high standards of staff performance across the whole watch, and conduct discipline and performance reviews. * Manage and oversee all areas of fire protection, along with taking enforcement action in line with businesses policies, procedures and the regulatory reform fire safety order. (RRO) * Ensure the maintenance of expected fitness levels in order to meet the standards expected within the fitness process instruction. * Produce reports as a result of incidents and safety critical risk activity, highlighting areas of best practise and areas that require development or procedural changes. * Develop, maintain and co-ordinate links with external regulators, government services, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and all other emergency CAT 1 and CAT 2 agencies. Please note, due to the sensitive nature of the work all candidates will be required to undergo a UK MOD Security Clearance to SC level.
We are looking for Senior Avionics Instructors working on the Hawk platform for our client, BAE Systems Strategic Aerospace Services (BSL) based in Qatar. These roles are currently marked for a target start date in August 2021. Job Role: The Senior Instructors for Avionics are responsible for the supervision and delivery of both theoretical and practical training, relating to Hawk Type, specialist and support training, and assessing trainee performance and evaluating the efficacy of the training system. Formal Training will occur within the QTTF augmented by On the Job Training (OJT) within the operational environment. The role also includes the day-to-day supervision and allocation of Training Instructors against instructional and OJT duties and ensuring that all courses are appropriately staffed and resourced. Key Responsibilities: Act as the subject matter and curriculum lead for your maintenance technician area -including the supervision, coaching and mentoring of Training Instructors. Supervision of the Training Instructors and taking part in the preparation and delivery of the allocated course in accordance with the authorised Syllabus, and associated materials Supervision of the Training Instructors or nominated personnel for the invigilation and marking of examinations and assessments. Supervision of the Training Instructors and taking part in the continuous assessment, evaluation and reporting of trainee progress. Supervision of the Training Instructors and taking part in ensuring that trainees use appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and observe safety precautions and procedures during practical training. Supervision of the Training Instructors and taking part in ensuring that equipment pre-use checks are carried out and associated approved data is available before training commences. Key Attributes: Possess a Training Qualification at Level 3 or above e.g. Level 3 Award in Education & Training, Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training, Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training Possess a minimum recognised qualification to NVQ3/ONC level in a relevant aircraft maintenance discipline, or suitable equivalent. Recent in-depth experience, to a level appropriate for their role, within a Maintenance & Support environment (typically a minimum of 5 years), including direct experience of supporting Training activities. Avionic Senior Instructor to ideally have electrics trade experience Ideally a minimum of 2 years' experience of supervising and delivering aircraft Type training and having operational knowledge and understanding of instructional delivery and OJT activities, and the associated business' key performance metrics. Understands the Regulatory Framework and its applicability to the training system, processes and activities.
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